Category Archives: in memoriam


So, it’s the end of an era. I guess we could all see it coming, but it’s really happening. The Borders in Boston’s Downtown Crossing (Store 120) is finally closing its doors. In July. Or sometime over the summer. I … Continue reading

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the dust blows forward and the dust blows back

Reflections and advice on the music of Captain Beefheart I’m fairly certain that I’m not the best person to write anything eloquent on the subject of Don Van Vliet, also known as Captain Beefheart, who passed away yesterday morning due … Continue reading

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love, laughter and truth

A couple of weeks ago, Mary Hicks – mother of the late comedian Bill Hicks – was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Bill Hicks had performed on Letterman’s show nearly a dozen times over the years, … Continue reading

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